Collaboration, relationships inspire community artist Raoul Deal

Raoul Deal

It wasn’t until he moved to Milwaukee that Raoul Deal began thinking of himself as a community artist, but the connection between human relationships and art has long been a focus in his life and work.

Deal, a faculty member at the Peck School of the Arts and artist-in-residence for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Cultures and Communities Program, discovered through teaching that collaboration and community lie at the heart of his work.

“To me it’s important to be in conversation with others. That’s the way I learn about the world. That’s the way I understand who I am in the world,” said Deal. “Art education and mentorship has a lot to do with getting to know others.”

Read the full article at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service